Arrest for outstanding warrants lead JeffCo deputies to meth lab | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- A tip from a person arrested for outstanding warrants leads Jefferson County deputies to a meth lab and additional arrests.
Deputies received information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted for outstanding warrants Tuesday afternoon. After locating and arresting the man, he told deputies the location of two possible meth labs.
The first location yielded no lab. Instead, two people at that location, Chastity Jones, 24, and James Michael Hodges, 40, lied to authorities about their true identities in order to avoid being arrested for outstanding warrants. They were both arrested for obstruction of justice.
At the second location, deputies discovered an "old" meth lab and materials needed to manufacture the drug. Charges in this case are still pending a full investigation by narcotics officers.
Meanwhile, Jones remains in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance and DUI as well as obstructing justice with a false identity. She has no bond.
Hodges posted $2,500 bond for the charge of obstructing justice with a false identity and was released.
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